[HOT] Launching MapSwipe
Herfort at stud.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Jul 18 16:43:57 UTC 2016
tiles will be checked by several volunteers. And yes of course it is
really interesting to see, how volunteers agree on different tasks.
We did some pre-studies using a browser version using pybossa on this
that showed that once 4 volunteers agree on 'yes' you can be sure to 98%
that this actually is a house. But there is definitely a greater
variation for "harder" tasks. Nevertheless also some buildings were missed.
GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University
Am 18.07.2016 um 18:27 schrieb joost schouppe:
> Just wanted to take the time to congratulate the team on this. Our tweet
> about it got over 20 retweets and 2500 views  (which is a lot for an
> account with little over 500 followers), and I even saw my boss swiping
> away at work (because of my own retweet).
> I hope it gets the exposure it deserves, as it's not just fun and useful,
> but also improves the sat pic reading skills of our future new mappers.
> I would love to get my hands on the generated data. Do some tiles get
> checked twice (and what is the correlation between swipers)? Is there a
> higher incidence of "unsure" tiles in some tasks, indicating harder to read
>  https://twitter.com/osm_be/status/753959061796843520
> 2016-07-13 15:57 GMT+02:00 Pete Masters <pedrito1414 at googlemail.com>:
>> Hi all, how are you?
>> You might have heard mention of a new tool we are planning to launch on
>> Friday called MapSwipe. It's a Missing Maps initiative, developed by MSF,
>> designed to support OSM / HOT mapping. The idea is that people swipe
>> through imagery on their phones and identify areas with specified features
>> (roads, buildings, etc). The resulting data can then be plugged into the
>> tasking manager, meaning mappers have less empty bush, jungle, desert to
>> scan through, meaning we can all get on with mapping a bit quicker.
>> This is a first instance funded by MSF, so we will start off with Missing
>> Maps tasks in there, but we hope to soon open it up to others. The code is
>> also all on github.
>> The app will be available on Friday, but there is a landing page already
>> ready [1 <http://mapswipe.org/>] and I also did an interview on the BBC
>> world service show, Click, last night [2
>> <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040g4qr>] in case you want to have a
>> When it comes to the launch on Friday, we would love your support in
>> getting the word out. The possibilities of using this kind of tool at scale
>> are fascinating and your help amplifying the message would be superb.
>> If you have any questions, just give me a shout!
>>  http://mapswipe.org/
>>  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040g4qr
>> *Pete Masters*
>> Missing Maps Project Coordinator
>> +44 7921 781 518
>> missingmaps.org <http://www.missingmaps.org/>
>> *@pedrito1414* <https://twitter.com/TheMissingMaps>
>> *@theMissingMaps* <https://twitter.com/TheMissingMaps>
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